No sound when I play a dvd.

By rosebird ยท 4 replies
Jan 7, 2006
  1. Well, I bought a dvd legally which I can play normally (with sound) on my dvd player linked to the television.

    However, when I try to play it on the computer, it plays as it should but without sound. This specific dvd is the only dvd in which it plays no sound. I have unmuted all sound types on my computer but still to no avail. Help please.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Because this is the only dvd that you`re haveing a problem with. It has to be specific to this dvd.

    Go into the dvd`s sound menu, and see what options are available.

    If the dvd has dts surround sound, try selecting dolby digital, or stereo, if available.

    DTS sound won`t play unless you have a dts decoder on your sound card, and a digital connection, either optical, or coaxial.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Vaerilis

    Vaerilis TS Rookie Posts: 54

    It's also possible that that specific DVD has DTS audio (either by default or it's DTS-only) and the player software you're using doesn't have DTS support, even though your audio card supports it.
    It has happened to me before: I put in the disc and heard only static, then I played the disc using a proper player (IIRC, WinDVD) and it played just fine.
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Wash, rinse repeat for Dolby Digital if you don't have digital out.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lol Tarkus.

    Dolby digital can be played through an analogue connection, unlike DTS.

    It can be downmixed to ordinary stereo as well. Unfortunately DTS can`t.

    Regards Howard :)
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